You covered my hands with beauty you lifted the hopes of my soul while we walked down the altar to pledge myself to my love's call How nervous our steps were but you covered my hands with beauty concealed the trembling of my bones that a radiant smile eyes would see You witnessed new life being built by two hearts vowing to be one You covered my hands with beauty and thus enhanced their offering You are now but gossamer skin in the folds of my gown. To me No flower could be more precious- You covered my hands with beauty.
DVERSE POETS’ Poetics Prompt: One Memento
P.S. The above flowers are not the flowers referred to here. They were tulips that we picked out from a grocery store the night before our wedding. I would have loved to have roses but by then the roses have completely sold out because of Valentine’s Day.
14 thoughts on “BRIDAL BOUQUET”
I liked these lines: “You covered my hands with beauty
and thus enhanced their offering”
The form of this is perfect… love the repeated lines of the quatern… and yes this has to be a significant memento… and maybe more so if it were tulips bought in haste..
They look like very soft roses. Imelda. Like Frank, I like the first line a lot. It sounds like two people journeying hand in hand together 😊
Beautifully executed. And lovely story.
Thanks, Anita. 🙂
I love the refrain in each stanza Imelda ~ I wish we could all preserved the flowers during our special day but alas the petals fall away ~ Lovely quatern ~
Thanks, Grace. My flowers are in a ziploc bag. Somehow, the petals, dry as they are, are still together.
Such a gorgeous romantic poem, Imelda, can’t stop sighing, as I write these words, to it.
Thank you for the kind words, Therisa. 🙂
So sweet. Love the repeated line ‘you covered my hands in beauty’
Thanks, Paul. 🙂
Love this, Imelda. Beautiful bouquet. ❤
Thanks, Sylvia. 🙂